In June 1975, two hitch hikers were stranded at Abiquiu while attempting to reach Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Short on water and shade, Reeb and Larry were given cool water by a lady passing by on the road. Later, they saw photographs of the lady at an art show. That lady is now presumed to have been Georgia O'Keefe.
Ghost Ranch is home of the Ruth Hall Museum of Paleontology, named in honor of Ruth Hall.
"Abiquiú" is the title of episode 11, season 3 of the AMC television drama Breaking Bad.
Abiquiú is shown as the hometown on the drivers license of Mike Franks' alias in the 5th season NCIS episode "Judgment Day"
Noted, celebrated artist Georgia O'Keeffe lived at nearby Ghost Ranch for many years and also bought a house in Abiquiu in 1945, using it variously as an art subject, residence and studio for several years. In the mid-1940s, the Whitney Museum of American Art in Manhattan sponsored a project to establish the first catalogue of her work.